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November 11, 2015 – 9:45 am

Why did behaviorally modern humans and no other multicellular species in the history of the Earth gain the capacity to transform an entire planet? Biology alone cannot explain this – Homo sapiens is just another …

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Our landscapes are reflected in the clouds

March 11, 2009 – 11:28 am
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When we change our landscapes, we change the clouds above and thereby climate – this from new evidence just published by Jingfeng Wang (Wang et al., 2009) and a team of researchers in Rafael Bras’s …

The human jungle

January 30, 2009 – 8:56 am
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Are pristine rainforests the only ones that matter? We know that forests do change as they age, developing some unique characteristics when mature, and that some species cannot live outside of large swaths of ancient …

You CAN get there from here

January 28, 2009 – 1:55 pm
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A new global “accessibility” map further demonstrates that humans now have easy access to almost all of Earth’s land. Using global data for roads and other transportation systems, researchers at the European Commission and the …

Guns, Germs and Carbon: post-Colombian pandemics drive global cooling

January 14, 2009 – 9:22 am
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Diseases introduced by Europeans after 1492 are now known to have caused massive population declines in the Americas, and the failure of ancient agricultural systems across huge regions, many of which depended on the regular …

Anthromes on the cover of Frontiers in Ecology

October 8, 2008 – 1:54 pm
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At last! After nearly one year online, my paper with Navin Ramankutty introducing Anthropogenic Biomes (Anthromes), is now in print in the October issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Even better, it is …

The Earth We Created – an interview

August 18, 2008 – 1:37 am

Here is an interview about my work with anthropogenic biomes and opinions about sustainable management of the environment:
http://knowledge.allianz.com/search.cfm?156/the-environmental-impact-of-population-growth
The reporter, Thilo Kunzemann, of Allianz Knowledge, did a great job by asking me some hard questions- they …